Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.

Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program

The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is pleased to announce their annual essay scholarships. The essay contest is open to all current law students and prospective law students awaiting admission. There will be two winners. First place: $2,000.00 and second place: $1,000.00. The goal of the scholarship is to motivate students to pursue a career in family law. For details on how to submit your essay, please visit our website for details, terms and conditions.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Amount: $1,00 to $5,000

Deadline: September 18, 2015

Ochoa/King Workers' Rights Scholarship 

For more information, please see the application

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Amount: $500

The St. Thomas More Society of San Diego Scholarship

For more information, please see the application

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Amount: $500

CCCBA, The Honorable Patricia Herron and The Honorable Ellen James Scholarship 

For more information, please see the application

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Fresno County Lawyers' Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Fresno County who is a law student in good standing of a school of law in California accredited by the State Bar of California; Students in law school outside Fresno County are eligible so long as their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County, California.  Applicants must have completed at least on year of law school. 

Application forms should be submitted to the following address: Ms. Bobbie Lee, Executive Director, Fresno County Bar Association, 1221 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 300 Fresno, CA 93721.  View the application.

Deadline: Postmarked October 15, 2015

Amount: $1,000

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Amount: $1,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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